898-Page Book On Vermont Jam Icons Sets Gold Standard For Documenting Rock Artist History
The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce the publication of the third edition of The Phish Companion: A Guide to the Band & Their Music, available immediately for purchase at https://phishcompanion.com.
The Phish Companion meticulously and reverently chronicles Phish’s history from their humble beginnings in a college dormitory to the present, documenting the band’s output with setlists, show reviews, tour capsules, fan prose, and original photos. Its eight chapters are anchored by originally commissioned prints from some of rock’s most esteemed poster artists, including A.J. Masthay and David Welker. In contrast with previous editions, this book comes hard-bound. As with previous editions, all net proceeds will benefit music education for children.
“With this pressing, The Phish Companion makes the leap from the bathroom to the coffee table,” said Foundation Board President Marco Walsh, who co-edited the book with Phillip Zerbo. “We wanted to bring Phish’s full-color story to life in new and surprising ways and delight all kinds of fans, no matter how they relate to the band. We think we got it right.”
Phish formed in 1983 at Goddard College in Vermont, and developed a large and fervent fanbase through tireless touring and unpredictable, kinetic live performances. Their 2016 summer tour begins on June 22 in St. Paul, MN, and the band has announced plans to release a new album later this year.
The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about Phish and its music, having cultivated intellectual property through phish.net since 1994. A leading grantmaker in music education for children, the Foundation has now made 285 grants in 47 states, totaling $977,743.40. Proceeds are generated through comprehensive books, innovative recordings, special art prints, creative donation premiums, and fan community events. The Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff, since its inception in 1996.